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Is it normal to have a follow up appointment after an echocardiogram ?

Is it normal to have a follow up appointment after an echocardiogram? I had an echocardiogram done the other day. The tech mentioned that everything appeared to look fine, but a doc had to review the results. However, now that the doc reviewed the results, his assistant called me to make a follow up appointment (which is a week and half away). She would not tell me anything over the phone. Obviously this phone call is stressing me out. Is this normal? I m 29, slim, with slightly elevated triglycerides of 180. The reason for the echo in the first place was because I was experiencing bad anxiety/rapid heartbeat
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Hi~ RELAX....follow-up's are all normal in the medical world. Will give the physican a chance to explain your results and answer any questions you may have. Perfectly normal. I really feel if there was an urgent situation going on with the results...no doctor in his right mind would make you wait a week and 1/2.....I feel pretty confident in saying...if there were something wrong they would want to talk to you right away or have you in the hospital....Its possible they want to establish a relationship with you in case you develop anything serious in years to come. Having a baseline test is great to have as you get older. Stress can do crazy things to the body...so try to stay calm about all this....Best wishes for good news!
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